Translation of sail in Spanish:
- 1 (Nautical) 1.1 countable or uncountable (of ship, boat) in the days of sailen la época de los barcos de or a velain full sailcon las velas desplegadasunder saila velato hoist sailizar velasto take in sailreducir velasto set sail (start journey)(yacht/galleon)to trim somebody's sails
hacerse a la velacortarle las alas a alguienExample sentences1.2 (trip) (no plural)
viaje (masculine) en barco ( or en velero etc)to go for a sailsalir a navegarit's at least a day's sail awayqueda por lo menos a un día en barco or de navegaciónExample sentences1.3 countable
- Through the trees you may catch glimpses of billowing sails, wind surfers, cross-lakes ferries and motor boats.
- The boat suddenly lurched and spun about as the sail was unfurled and caught the wind.
- The wind caught the sails with a dull boom and the ship heeled about, tacking into the westerly breeze sweeping across the lake.
plural sail(ship) a dozen sailuna docena de veleros
- The longest leg of the journey is then the sail to Fort William and the final ascent of Ben Nevis.
- Kate and Josie Fraser lead out a group of fellow 2003 NCAS Sailing scholarship holders on a training sail at Ballina last November.
- A night's frantic journey or a daring sail on the treacherous winter sea is all it would take to put an ambusher in their path.
- 2 countable (of windmill)Example sentences
- On either side of her rose hills covered with vineyards and the gently rotating white sails of the windmills used for crushing grapes.
- Only the sky at the top of each card is left, demarcated by the missing outlines of windmill sails, or trees, or Table Mountain.
- A tourist boat putters by in the canal; the sails of the huge windmill overhead cast long, cool shadows across the road.
- 1.1 (control) he sailed the vessel too close to the shorellevó la embarcación demasiado cerca de la costahis job is sailing yachts for wealthy ownerstrabaja como patrón de yates de gente ricaExample sentences1.2 (travel, cross) to sail the seven seas
navegar por todos los océanosshe intends to sail the Atlantic single-handed
- It has also been alleged that the Burgers did not have the necessary papers and skipper's tickets to sail the yacht, which was apparently not insured.
- The user may choose from a variety of ships, or may sail a custom-made vessel.
- Lo and behold Jane is forced to believe when one dreary night Captain Hook sails his ship above London and snatches Jane away under the assumption that it's Wendy!
surcar los siete mares [literary]piensa cruzar el Atlántico en solitarioExample sentences
- It had been fun, pretending to be a captain of a great ship that sailed the high seas.
- That ship could sail the sea of Storms if it had to.
- It's a disgrace that British-flagged ships should sail the seas carrying British exports but the crews are foreign.
- 1 1.1 (travel)(ship/boat)
navegar(person/passenger)we watched as the yacht/cruiser sailed slowly out to sea
ir en barco
navegarmiramos como el yate/crucero se hacía lentamente a la marhow long does it take to sail to New York?¿cuánto se tarda en ir a Nueva York en barco?to sail around the worlddar la vuelta al mundo en barcoI love to go sailingme encanta salir a navegarExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (depart)
- It takes time for ships to sail from their home ports to deployment areas.
- Sblt Tielens sailed with the ship from his home port in Cairns to Darwin as part of the sailing ship's circumnavigation of the globe.
- A flotilla of more than 50 boats, yachts and lifeboats surrounded the magnificent ship as it sailed majestically into its home port.
- It was from here that Captain Cook sailed on the epic voyage which led to the discovery of Australia.
- Ships of the RAN will sail from Sydney Harbour to rendezvous with our international visitors off the coast.
- There are skippers sailing out of Peterhead harbour on every trip knowing they have to clear more than #8000 each month before they move into profit from their voyage.
- 2 (move effortlessly) to sail into/out of a roomentrar en/salir de una habitación con aire majestuosoa swan sailed majestically byun cisne pasó deslizándose majestuosamentethe weeks just seem to sail pastlas semanas van pasando sin que uno se dé cuentaExample sentences
- Finding the funding to get the plan off the ground was the most daunting task, but once launched, the Leeds International Film Festival sailed forth like a stately galleon.
- The ball sailed smoothly into the air, suspended in time for a moment.
- Butler, who had now taken over the kicking duties from Feeney, looked to have struck the conversion well but into the difficult breeze, the ball sailed narrowly to the right.
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